Asia Waiting Children “L” thru “Z”
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LINWOOD, male, DOB 12/2009 SN language delay, possible autism spectrum disorder
Linwood was recently met by the Children’s House International China Advocacy Camp members and staff. He has excellent physical development and appears to be robust and in good health. He does not speak and he showed difficulty in responding to people calling his name or trying to get his attention. There is no autism spectrum diagnosis but he appeared at the visit to have behaviors that are also on the spectrum.
Linwood’s caregivers also were able to share that “he is obedient, introverted, likes running and jumping, has good limb coordination ability, likes playing swing most. He is obedient, seldom argues with other kids, and has a ready smile. He can understand what others say, but is unwilling to express. He is sensitive in hearing, can hear the sound of dining car from long distance at meal time and run to push the dining car with caretaker. He would not reject strangers, adapts to new environment slowly.”
McFARLIN, male, DOB 1/2011 SN Down Syndrome
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
McFarlin loves, loves music. He has also found a perfect dance partner in CHI China Team Social Worker Ginger Healy. McFarlin has a gentle and social personality. He is as cute as can be. He is in good health and can take care of his daily self-care needs. He follows directions and has a strong receptive language ability. He has passed the evaluation to allow him to attend the Special Education School located off the grounds of the orphanage and with other children of his city. He is making progress every day.
McFarlin’s smile lights up every photo. Imagine how much more it would radiate within a FAMILY. The CHI China Team had the delight of meeting him in May 2015. McFarlin is described in so many positive ways. Just read how the caretakers feel about him.
“Personality and sociability: active and cheerful; has a ready smile; will smile at you if you call him; his smile is moving and makes you feel warm; docile; does not lose temper freely; will be comforted easily; shy in front of strangers; can dance with music; adorable.
On Aug. 29, 2014, a physical examination showed: Down’s syndrome, no other abnormity; now: regular diet and sleep; good appetite; likes to eat fruit and rice; can go up and down stairs without help; can imitate to draw circles; know big and small; know in and out; can put on and take off clothes; can wash hands without help; can speak simple words such as aunt; immunization: on schedule.”
To review the full file, please contact our CHI China Specialist Nina Thompson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOSEZ, male, DOB 2/2007 SN language and developmental delay
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Mosez is an active boy who would much rather play with blocks, cars and his hedgehog stuffed animal than take the required afternoon nap! He is cooperative and enjoys doing art and other activities in the special education class at his orphanage.
Mosez is physically meeting his developmental milestones. He can run, jump, dress himself and take care of his basic daily needs. There are delays in his expressive language as he is only able to speak simple words and short phrases. When he entered the orphanage at the estimated age of 2 years old, he had a difficult transition. He would easily because angry and would have tantrums. A preliminary diagnosis at that time was that Mosez had autism. In the 6 years he has been in the orphanage his behaviors have improved dramatically. He is now diagnosed as having a language delay and the orphanage states that “autism has been excluded”, though a prospective family would need to be comfortable that Mosez may be on the autism spectrum. Video shows Mosez working cooperatively with his teachers.
‘His reports also share, “By the rehabilitation in the institute, in 2015, by the diagnosis from the specialists in the city hospital again, the autism is excluded. He is diagnosed as language development delay; his behaviors have improved obviously; he can toilet himself, can sleep, have a meal, put on and take off clothes alone, and he can care himself in life basically; he can speak simple words, such as mom, eyes, have a meal, 1, 2….10 etc. He can run and jump, and his limbs development is close to normal children.”
ROLIN, male, DOB 10/2012 SN mental delay, specifically language delay
Rolin is described as a smart and quick boy who can do all kinds of things from drawing, to looking at books, to playing with friends, to talking with those around him and especially climbing up and down the slide. How he relishes his time on the slide! ROLIN entered the SWI when he was estimated to be 1 year old. The Children’s House Int’l China Specialist recently visited with him and also concurred with this description of him. She did add that he may have flat feet and possibly need orthotics.
Rolin recently turned 3 years old and while he has started using words and building sentences, the physician doing his adoption examination felt Rolin was behind in his development and gave him a “mental delay” diagnosis. Video has been requested and will be posted as soon as it arrives.
Rolin’s caregivers share from his reports, “After admission, he grows up under the delicate care of staff. He took physical exam in People’s Hospital on Oct.13, 2015 and was diagnosed as delayed language development, no other mental findings. Currently, he has regular diet and sleep, play slide and swing under company of caretaker. He can have meals and drink water without help, can unbutton and take off unlined clothes or pants. He would move with music. He is enthusiastic, often call for aunties, he is pleasant. He is obedient and follows instructions from caretakers.
He is active, restless, enthusiasm, fond of playing slide, swing, listening to music, move his body when hear music, likes playing balls with caretaker. His face gets flushed when throwing out tantrums. When you give him toys or snacks it will make him smile. He will say hello to strangers, he is not scared of strangers, adapts to new environment quickly.”